Senate Panel Schedules Delayed Vote on Weil for DOL Wage Chief

July 27, 2021, 2:48 PM

The Senate labor committee is set to vote Aug. 3 on whether to advance the nomination of David Weil to head the U.S. Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division, the panel announced.

  • Weil led the same division during the Obama administration, from 2014-2017, earning a reputation among businesses for aggressive enforcement of minimum wage and overtime standards.
  • He needs approval from the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee before he can be considered for confirmation by the full chamber.
  • A close vote in committee is expected, given the tough questioning he received from the panel’s Republican members during ...

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